Welcome to How to Pop Champagne for Photos 101, my friend! You’re probably reading this because you want some fun photos of you & your boo thang in full celebration mode — popping a bottle of bubbly. (Or you’re a photographer trying to nail that shot!)
You’ve come to the right place hunny! I’m Jess, the founder & lead photographer at Cheers Babe Photo. Yes my business is practically named after this activity because I’m here to help you capture the biggest celebration of your life – your wedding.
Now, whether you’re popping champagne at your wedding or your engagement session, there are just 3 things to keep in mind.
- A good shake
- good aim and
- A good attitude
Sidebar: Unless you are a baller millionaire, don’t use your best champagne for these moments. By popping and spraying a bottle of champagne you can lose like half of the bottle & how sad to waste your tastiest bubbles rather than sip them!
Okay back to business. Remember: shake, aim, attitude. You’ll need to give the bottle a very strong shake. Then you’ll aim the bottle so the cork is facing upward at about a 45 degree angle and jussssst to the side of the photographer’s camera (if you point it too far to the side of the photographer, we won’t be able to capture your happy faces!).
Most importantly, your attitude. You want a celebratory photo, not a scared to get sticky photo, so don’t pull your face back in fear, rather smile, laugh and embrace the fun, sticky shower. Here we go! These are all the images you’ll want to capture during this super fun moment:
The big POP moment
The Aftershock (aka the champagne shower)
The Classy Sip (who needs a glass?)
The Happy Bubbly Pour
The “We do this every weekend” walk
The Cute Cheers Moment
The Kiss & Cheers
That was so much fun & now you know how to pop champagne for photos! If you want to remember this for later, be sure to pin any of these photos. CHEERS!